Saratoga Sod Farm, Inc. Sod Truck Driver/Field Worker in Stillwater, New York
2 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 03/21/2021 - 12/01/2021. Drive day cabs with flatbed trailer and tractor trailers containing Sod grown on farm to various farm-owned properties and to market. Load and unload trucks using forklift and tarp loads. Transport loads from field to shop. Move trucks to be loaded. Read load tickets. Perform other incidental activities associated with growing grass and sod in a nursery. Workers may load and unload empty pallets by hand. Load trucks, secure loads, safely drive delivery trucks to job sites, unload and place products. Perform necessary daily inspection and maintenance of delivery trucks and forklifts (i.e.: all fluids, fuel, tires, lights, etc.). Immediately report any needed repairs to shop foreman and follow through to ensure repairs are completed. Provide technical assistance to customers on proper sod installation procedures. For Big Roll jobs, communicate roll-out procedures with job foreman, operate forklift for roll-out as needed, educate, communicate with and supervise site labor crew for proper installation procedures. Complete and hand in daily paper work. Collect payment when necessary. Communicate the attitudes, interests, questions and concerns of customers with the office manager so we may most efficiently provide for the needs and desires of our customers. Routinely and effectively communicate with company teammates (dispatch, office, field/harvest crew, shop). Perform various activities associated with growing grass and sod on farm. Activities will be exclusively performed in an outdoor environment. Aid in soil preparation, including removing rocks, roots, limbs, stumps, trees, and other debris from the fields and farm area. Sod large areas, sow grass seed, plant plugs of sod grass, cut, roll, and stack sod in accordance with supervisor's instructions. Weed, hoe, and propagate. Water, fertilize, spray, monitor, trim, weed, load, transport, and discard sod. Irrigation set up and operation. Bag certified grass seed. Perform other activities associated with growing grass and sod in a nursery. Workers will load and unload empty pallets by hand. Requirements: * Three months experience working with Agricultural Equipment including flatbed trailers and heavy trucks * Must be able to read, speak and understand English * Driver Requirements: CDL Driver's License (Class A) or foreighn equivalent * Random drug testing at employer's expense post-hire. * Lift up to 50 lbs. on a consistent basis. * Exposure to extreme temperatures, repetitive movements, extensive walking or sitting and frequent stooping. The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: seasonaljobs.dol.gov. For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email DIPA@labor.ny.gov or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.